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Pilsen, Chicago

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Pilsen Fest is an annual music and cultural festival held in Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood.Pilsen Fest celebrates community empowerment through diversity, education and social justice. The festival features popular musical performances, poetry performances and readings from renowned authors, as well as a variety of free educational and art workshops, art viewings with local artists, and more.

Each year Pilsen Fest attracts thousands of attendees who come together with the active participation of well-known businesses, organizations, and local and national media outlets. In the past, Pilsen Fest has featured performances by Grammy Award-winning groups such as
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  • Pilsen is a historically working class, residential neighborhood and gateway for immigrants coming into Chicago. Bordered by West 16th Street to the north, Interstate 55 to the south, the Dan Ryan...  more »
  • During the month of November, Pilsen Neighbor celebrates not only Halloween, but Day of the Death. This is an amazing tradition for the Mexican people, but now it has become a well known tradition...  more »

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